nah man. I think its being disingenuous to compare them to Farrell. You're right that they all seem to fare better as supporting players. But Colin has worked with some gawds, many of which would never even look at the other people on the list (and lets face it, Chris Evans too tbh) as like even a 5th choice for a supporting role. He's a good actor too when given something decent, leading or supporting.
These directors clearly see he's worth a shot.
He's not like on the level of Bale or something but man is hella reliable. early 00s he would have belonged there though no doubt. but he got better, as did his choice of projects.
him and Orlando Bloom both put in okay at best performances opposite some titans in two Ridley Scott movies. can't believe a beast like Tom Hardy was just a scrub soldier in Black Hawk Down haha. Now he's the biggest thing about that movie.
I think of all the Spideys he will manage to have the best career, already starred in Scorsese's best movie in prolly over 20 years. Fincher's GOAT too. The other two are decent actors as well but Maguire just faded into the aether and Holland looks like he'll be forever stuck looking like a 15 year old kid lol. thats gotta be limiting at some point.
Now you gotta add Britt Robertson to the list of failed Hollywood pushes. I think Fassbender has to go on the list too. He's legit box office poison outside of X-Men films
I'll sign off on both The Lone Ranger and Tomorrowland though. TL's biggest problem is the story isn't really as imaginative as it could be. Both good popcorn movies though. Better than Pirates has been in a decade.
He already cashed in on Disney with that Saving Mr. Banks movie, which was probably top 5 for me when it came out that year. I dunno what it is but I'm a sucker for the lower budget Disney stuff, especially the sports dramas like Miracle